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Friday, April 16, 2010

Congratulations!

I love patterned paper.  When I go to the scrapbook stores, I cannot resist it!  However, I also hoard it!  I don't want to cut into THAT piece because what if I need it for another project?  Ever been there?  Now that I am not scrapbooking as often I don't go through my patterned papers as fast either.  A few weeks ago, I came upon a beautiful piece of paper at a local store that I bought...on sale too!  I decided it was time to use it! 


I am very pleased with how the paper looks on this card.  Isn't it pretty (the large piece)?  I am not very good at combining patterned papers either, so I am working on that as well.   If I could change anything about this card it would be to add a little white around the handle.  That was a complete oversight.  Oh well.


I feel liberated!  I actually cut into my paper and enjoyed doing it!  And, I have quite a large piece left for several other projects, so it's not all wasted!  So, maybe this is a congratulations card to myself, LOL!! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!  I appreciate all of you!  I hope you have a very good day!

Supplies
Stamps:  PTI Scattered Showers, Tin Type Basic Backgrounds
Paper:  My Mind's Eye 29th Street Market, SEI Polka Dot Paper, PTI Spring Rain & Spring Moss
Ink:  Hawaiian Shores, Spring Rain, Palette Orangerie, Tea Dye Duo
Other:  SEI Ribbon, Basic Grey Pearls, Pop Dots, EK Success Border Punch

21 comments:

  1. Love that patterned paper and how that orange ribbon just pops! Beautiful card!

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  2. Super cute! Great job on cutting into that first piece! I am right there with you!

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  3. Jen, this is such a pretty card! I love the layout and that bow is really great! I too am a paper hoarder, I cant help it, some of it is just to pretty to cut into!

    Glad to be in the new blog group together, we are a talented bunch!

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  4. This is so pretty, Jen... LOVE the colors (especially that dp!)

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  5. Oh my I love this card.. the colors are gorgeous and your pics are great!! Love that ribbon! wow.. eye catching! xo

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  6. So glad you cut into that paper, because it looks beautiful on this card! I have the same problem with hoarding. I love the big orange bow on this card, too!

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  7. Oh Jen, I am the same way about pp!! Can't go into my LSS without buying some and then I come home and don't want to cut into it! I need to make beautiful cards like yours! :o)

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  8. This is just EXQUISITE Jen, and let me tell you, that patterned paper is like the "jewelry" of this card, it adds a perfect pop of WOW!!!

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  9. Paper Hoarding?? What ever are you talking about? ;) Great card and nice paper too!

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  10. beautiful card Jen..love the color combo!

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  11. Your bow is seriously luscious.

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  12. Your choice of pattern paper is perfect!! I think you did a great job combining patterns with the paper and stamps. I too am a hoarder....And I LOVE that orange ribbon!

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  13. Gorgeous patterned paper! Your card makes me want to finally purchase Scattered Showers! :)
    I hate cutting into new sheets too but it's oh SO worth it in the end! As you've shown!

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  14. This is SO pretty! Totally *love* the colors, and that patterned paper is fab!

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  15. Isn't it nice to know you aren't alone with the whole paper hoarding thing! Beautiful card! I love the colour combo. :)

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  16. More Scattered Showers goodness! Great card! Love the DP!

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  17. That is gorgeous patterned paper -- and I'm so with you on the hoarding thing with the paper, except that I don't cut into it because I'm afraid that I won't be able to do it justice. Crazy, huh? I'm working at getting over that, too. :) So, congratulations on taking that first step of cutting into it! The card is great and I think you combined papers and colors masterfully!

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  18. Pretty, pretty car! I am a hoarder too....I have worked in 3 scrapbook stores so you can only imagine how much paper i have!!

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  19. I think that just might be the most amazingly perfect bow I've ever seen. I'm in awe.

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